Bharathi Kannamma (53), a transgender who was not allowed to contest the Mayoral polls, is contesting from Madurai Parliamentary constituency as an independent candidate without compromising her gender identity, thanks to the EC for introducing ‘Other Category’ in the Elector’s Photo Identity Card.
The District Legal Aide Authority has selected a transgender, Bharathi Kannamma, as a member of Lok Adalat. She would appear for hearing along with three other panel members in the Lok Adalat scheduled this Saturday in the Madurai district court to solve the bank settlement issues.
Moving from the margins to the mainstream, Priya Babu and Bharathi Kannamma are ready to fashion a new life for themselves. Both transgenders, they have launched a tailoring unit in Nagamalai Pudukottai on Madurai’s outskirts, not only to help themselves make the cut in life but also to provide jobs to other women in the locality. >>>